Environmental Protection Agency June 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2
Document Number: C1-2016-21203
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-13831
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Mystery Bridge Road/U.S. Highway 20 Superfund Site
Document Number: 2017-13679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a notice of Intent to Partially Delete the property currently owned by Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (formerly owned by KM Upstream LLC and hereinafter referred to as the former KMI Property), on the Mystery Bridge Road/U.S. Highway 20 Site (Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL). The Site is located in Natrona County, northeast of Casper, Wyoming. EPA requests public comment on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution and Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Wyoming, through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions, other than maintenance of institutional controls and five-year reviews, have been completed for the former KMI source area and the resultant groundwater contamination. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to the former KMI Property of OU1 and OU2 formerly containing the benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (collectively known as BTEX) groundwater plume and source soils, respectively. The remaining area and media of both OU1 and OU2 containing the volatile halogenated organic chemicals (VHOs) source soils and plume, which are attributable to the Dow Chemical Company/Dowell Schlumberger, Inc. (DOW/DSI) facility, will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. A map and the description of the surveyed boundaries of the former KMI Property are included in the docket and at the information repositories listed below.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Mystery Bridge Road/U.S. Highway 20 Superfund Site
Document Number: 2017-13678
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is publishing a direct final notice of Partial Deletion of the property currently owned by Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP, (formerly owned by KM Upstream LLC and hereinafter referred to as the former KMI Property), on the Mystery Bridge Road/U.S. Highway 20 Site (Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL). The Site is located in Natrona County, northeast of Casper, Wyoming. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution and Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final partial deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Wyoming through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than maintenance of institutional controls and five-year reviews, have been completed for the former KMI source area and the resultant groundwater contamination. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to the former KMI Property. EPA is proposing to delete the entire former KMI Property from the NPL, including the groundwater (OU1) and the soil/former source area (OU2). The remaining areas and media of the Site for both OU1 and OU2 containing the volatile halogenated organic chemicals (VHOs) source soils and plume, which are attributable to the Dow Chemical Company/ Dowell Schlumberger, Inc. (DOW/DSI) facility, will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Idaho
Document Number: 2017-13663
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Idaho's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Revised Format for Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2017-13659
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising the format for materials that are made part of the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) through the process of incorporation by reference (IBR). The regulations and materials affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by Illinois and approved by EPA as part of the SIP.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2017-13656
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held July 18 and 19 at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Town of Mammoth Lakes
Document Number: 2017-13197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and the Town of Mammoth Lakes portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from wood burning devices and road dust in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Town of Mammoth Lakes
Document Number: 2017-13196
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and the Town of Mammoth Lakes portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices and road dust in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-13677
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges into Marine Waters (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0138.11, OMB Control No. 2040-0088) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a ``proposed extension of the Information Collection Request (ICR), which is currently approved through 06/30/2017''. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request Renewal for the NOX
Document Number: 2017-13676
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Information Collection Request Renewal for the NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone'' (EPA ICR No. 1857.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0445) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2017. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility
Document Number: 2017-13675
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (EPA ICR No. 1367.11, OMB control No. 2060-0178), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2017. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; ICR Supporting Statement Information Collection Request for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-13672
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``ICR Supporting Statement Information Collection Request for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0229.22, OMB Control No. 2040-0004) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection. This is a proposed revision of the ICR which is currently approved through December 31, 2017. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-13671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the December 9, 2015, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), for inclusion into the Alabama SIP. This proposal pertains to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 annual particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' ADEM certified that the Alabama SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Alabama. EPA is proposing to determine that Alabama's infrastructure SIP submission provided to EPA on December 9, 2015, satisfies certain required infrastructure elements for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Revisions to Jefferson County Emissions Monitoring and Reporting
Document Number: 2017-13670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 22, 2011, and April 20, 2011, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the April 20, 2011, submittal and the portions of the March 22, 2011, submittal concerning revisions to the District's stationary source emissions monitoring and reporting requirements because the Commonwealth has demonstrated that these changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
See the Item Specific Docket Numbers Provided in the Text: Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; See Item Specific ICR Titles Provided in the Text
Document Number: 2017-13669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit the below listed information collection requests (ICRs) (See item specific ICR title, EPA ICR Number and OMB Control Number provided in the text) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. These are proposed extension of 70 currently approved ICRs, and request for approval of two new collections. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Equivalency by Permit Provisions; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Plating and Polishing Operations
Document Number: 2017-13668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 12, 2016, pursuant to section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) requested approval to implement and enforce State permit terms and conditions that substitute for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from Plating and Polishing Operations with respect to the operation of the Ellison Surface Technologies, Inc. facility in Morgan County, Tennessee (Ellison). The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to approve this request, and thus, proposing to grant TDEC the authority to implement and enforce alternative requirements in the form of title V permit terms and conditions after the EPA has approved the State's alternative requirements.
Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 SO2
Document Number: 2017-13667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from the State of North Dakota to demonstrate the State meets infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010 (40 CFR 50.17) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on January 15, 2013 (78 FR 3086). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA.
Approval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Equivalency by Permit Provisions; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Plating and Polishing Operations
Document Number: 2017-13665
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 12, 2016, pursuant to section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) requested approval to implement and enforce State permit terms and conditions that substitute for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from Plating and Polishing Operations with respect to the operation of the Ellison Surface Technologies, Inc., facility in Morgan County, Tennessee (Ellison). The Environmental Protection Agency is approving this request, and thus, granting TDEC the authority to implement and enforce alternative requirements in the form of title V permit terms and conditions after the EPA has approved the State's alternative requirements.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports
Document Number: 2017-13661
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports'' (EPA ICR Number 0282.16, OMB Control Number 2060-0048) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2016. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-13660
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (the Board) to discuss the Board's specific recommendations in response to charge questions from the federal Interagency Task Force on the development of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan 3.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets in Submitted Ozone Attainment Plan for San Joaquin Valley, California
Document Number: 2017-13658
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs or ``budgets'') for ozone for the years 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027, 2030, and 2031 in the San Joaquin Valley 2016 Plan for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard (``2016 Ozone Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity purposes for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) submitted the 2016 Ozone Plan to the EPA on August 24, 2016, as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the previously- approved budgets for the 1997 8-hour ozone standards will no longer be applicable for transportation conformity purposes, and the metropolitan planning organizations in the San Joaquin Valley and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use these budgets for future transportation conformity determinations.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel
Document Number: 2017-13655
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel'' (EPA ICR No.2364.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0639 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2017. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Meeting of Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 2017-13654
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold public teleconference meetings on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 and Thursday, September 7, 2017. The meetings are open to the public.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart CCCC) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-13591
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (Renewal)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 3, 2016 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval of Missouri's Air Quality Implementation Plans; Reporting Emission Data, Emission Fees and Process Information
Document Number: 2017-13547
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Operating Permits Program for the State of Missouri submitted on March 16, 2015. These revisions update the emissions fee for permitted sources as set by Missouri Statute from $40 to $48 per ton of air pollution emitted annually, effective January 1, 2016. EPA is also responding to comments received on the proposed action published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2016. In addition, EPA is making a correction to the previous direct final rule published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2016. EPA inadvertently approved and codified this action under both part 52 (Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans) and part 70 (State Operating Permit Programs). This final rule removes the part 52 approval and codification and makes a clarification to the part 70 approval relating to the state effective date.
Air Plan Approval; GA and SC: Changes to Ambient Air Standards and Definitions
Document Number: 2017-13546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, on August 30, 2010, and on July 25, 2014; and portions of revisions to the South Carolina SIP, submitted by the Department of Health and Environmental Control on December 15, 2014, August 12, 2015, and November 4, 2016. The Georgia SIP revisions incorporate definitions relating to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and amend state rules to reflect the 2008 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for lead. The South Carolina SIP revisions incorporates the 2010 sulfur dioxide NAAQS, 2010 nitrogen dioxide NAAQS, 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS, 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS, removes the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and removes the standard for gaseous fluorides from the SIP. This action is being proposed because Georgia and South Carolina have demonstrated that these changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; GA and SC: Changes to Ambient Air Standards and Definitions
Document Number: 2017-13543
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on August 30, 2010, and a portion of the SIP revision submitted on July 25, 2014; and portions of revisions to the South Carolina SIP, submitted by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) on December 15, 2014, August 12, 2015, and on November 4, 2016. The Georgia SIP revisions incorporate definitions relating to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and amend state rules to reflect the 2008 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for lead. The South Carolina SIP revisions incorporate the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS, 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS, 2015 ozone NAAQS, removes the revoked 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and remove the standard for gaseous fluorides from the SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Permit Exemptions and Definitions
Document Number: 2017-13537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division, on September 19, 2006, with a clarifying revision submitted on November 6, 2006. This proposed action seeks to approve changes to existing minor source permitting exemptions and to approve a definition related to minor source permitting exemptions. EPA is approving this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Permit Exemptions and Definitions
Document Number: 2017-13536
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on September 19, 2006, with a clarification submitted on November 6, 2006. This direct final action approves changes to existing minor source permitting exemptions and approves a definition related to minor source permitting exemptions. EPA is approving these portions of this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Redesignation of the Collin County Area to Attainment the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2017-13479
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to determine the Collin County Lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area (NAA) has attained the 2008 Pb NAAQS and to approve a redesignation request for the area. In directly approving the redesignation request, EPA is also taking direct final action to approve as revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) a maintenance plan for the 2008 Pb NAAQS in the NAA submitted November 2, 2016, an attainment demonstration for the 2008 Pb NAAQS submitted October 10, 2012, and a second 10-year maintenance plan for the 1978 Pb NAAQS submitted September 15, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Redesignation of the Collin County Area to Attainment the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2017-13478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine the Collin County Lead (Pb) Nonattainment Area (comprising the part of Collin County bounded to the north by latitude 33.153 North, to the east by longitude 96.822 West, to the south by latitude 33.131 North, and to the West by longitude 96.837 West, which surrounds the Exide Technologies property), hereinafter referenced to as Non- Attainment Area or NAA, as attainment for the 2008 Pb NAAQS. We are also proposing to approve two SIP revision requests made by the TCEQ in 2009 and 2012. These two requests include one made in 2009 requesting approval of the state's second 10-year maintenance plan for the 1978 Pb National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and one made in 2012 to approve the state's plan to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Pb NAAQS. These two revisions represent a change in the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Pb. The details of all three proposals, and our complete analysis of the requirements for each and how the state's submission meets those requirements can be found in the accompanying direct final notice and technical support document (TSD) to this proposal. The TSD is available in the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA-R06-OAR-2009-0750.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Albuquerque/Bernalillo County; New Source Review (NSR) Preconstruction Permitting Program
Document Number: 2017-13449
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of revisions to the applicable New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County. The EPA is approving the following: The establishment of a new Minor NSR general construction permitting program; changes to the Minor NSR Public Participation requirements; and the addition of exemptions from Minor NSR permitting for inconsequential emission sources and activities. Additionally, the EPA is conditionally approving the provisions establishing accelerated review and technical permit revisions.
Proposed De minimis Settlement With Sunoco (R&M), LLC at Lammers Barrel Site in Beavercreek, Ohio
Document Number: 2017-13541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 5, of a proposed de minimis administrative agreement under Section 122(g) of CERCLA, between EPA and Sunoco (R&M), LLC. pertaining to the Lammers Barrel Superfund Site located in the Beavercreek, Greene County, Ohio (``Site''). The settlement requires a $85,253.85 payment by Sunoco (R&M), LLC. to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund Lammers Barrel Superfund Site Special Account set aside for the remedial design and remedial action (RD/RA) work at operable unit 2 (``OU2''). Crediting the $73,538 Sunoco (R&M), LLC previously paid to the group of parties performing work at the Site, it will have paid $158,791.85, its fair share of cleanup costs incurred and anticipated to be incurred in the future at the Site, plus a ``premium'' that accounts for, among other things, uncertainties associated with the costs of future work at the Site. The payment also factors in an orphan share based on 25% of the estimated RD/RA costs at OU2. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, relating to the Site, subject to limited reservations, and protection from contribution actions or claims as provided by Sections 113(f)(2) and 122(g)(5) of CERCLA. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL. 60604.
Fees for Water Infrastructure Project Applications Under WIFIA
Document Number: 2017-13438
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this rule EPA establishes fees related to the provision of federal credit assistance under Subtitle C of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), which is referred to as the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA). WIFIA authorizes EPA to provide secured (direct) loans and loan guarantees to eligible water infrastructure projects and to charge fees to recover all or a portion of the Agency's cost of providing credit assistance and the costs of retaining expert firms, including financial, engineering, and legal services, in the field of municipal and project finance to assist in the underwriting and servicing of Federal credit instruments.
Extension of Deadline for Promulgating Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-13437
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that it is using its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to extend by 1 year the deadline for promulgating initial area designations for the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) that were promulgated in October 2015. The new deadline is October 1, 2018.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Territory of U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2017-13446
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the Territory of U.S. Virgin Islands' request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA- authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Nevada
Document Number: 2017-13445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Nevada's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-13444
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of New Mexico's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Hawaii
Document Number: 2017-13443
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Hawaii's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-13375
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 3, 2016 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-13374
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. Public comments were requested previously via the Federal Register on May 3, 2016 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-13373
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 22, 2017, during a 60-day comment period. No comments were received on that document. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2017-13332
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB), and six SAB committees described in this notice. Appointments will be announced by the EPA Administrator.
Air Plan Approval; VT; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements
Document Number: 2017-13055
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Vermont regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 1997 fine particle matter (PM2.5), 1997 ozone, 2006 PM2.5, 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We also are approving two statutes and one Executive Order submitted by Vermont in support of its demonstration that the infrastructure requirements of the CAA have been met. In addition, we are conditionally approving certain elements of Vermont's submittals relating to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) requirements. Last, we are updating the priority classification for two of Vermont's air quality control regions for SO2 based on recent air quality monitoring data collected by the state, which means that a contingency plan for SO2 is not required. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.
Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category
Document Number: C1-2017-12338
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; CFR Update
Document Number: 2017-13193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on December 13, 2016, to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP). The submission revises and updates the Indiana Administrative Code definition of ``References to the Code of Federal Regulations,'' from the 2013 edition to the 2015 edition.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; CFR Update
Document Number: 2017-13192
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on December 13, 2016, to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP). The submission revises and updates the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) definition of ``References to the Code of Federal Regulations,'' from the 2013 edition to the 2015 edition.
Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Determination of Attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Jefferson County Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2017-13190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Jefferson County nonattainment area, in Missouri, has attained the 2010 1-hour primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) per the EPA's Clean Data Policy. This proposed determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data from the 2014-2016 monitoring period, associated dispersion modeling, and supplemental emissions inventory information, which demonstrate that the Jefferson County area attained the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Permits, Approvals, and Registrations
Document Number: 2017-13189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to Maryland's administrative procedures for the issuance, denial, and appeal of permits issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).